OSF Medical Group

Behavioral Health

Counselor with patient OSF Behavioral Health provides individual and family services in a caring and compassionate environment.

We offer outpatient-based counseling services for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

We offer a wide-range of services to patients. No matter the need, our patients are never alone.
 

Common Services*

Adjustment Disorders

A combination of physical and emotional stressors, such as feelings of sadness or hopelessness, that stem from a stressful event. This event, or series of events, causes people to have a hard time coping, and their reaction is more than initially expected for such an event. Examples: Anxiety over finances following losing a job, child is angry and having behavioral problems after parental divorce

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Treatment (ADHD)

ADHD has been classified into three broad categories, depending on whether the majority of symptoms are hyperactive or inattention, or a combination of both. People with symptoms of both hyperactivity and inattention have "combined type ADHD"; those whose symptoms are mainly attention deficit have "predominantly inattentive type ADD." Those whose symptoms are mainly hyperactivity have "predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type ADHD." Symptoms of hyperactivity tend to decrease as a person ages and are less common in adults.

Anger Management Therapy

This program helps individuals face their anger problems and gives them skills to cope with their anger in a safe and effective way. Examples: Overreacting in arguments causing marital issues, child hitting siblings beyond what is typical for age

Anxiety, Panic, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

This can include feelings of severe discomfort that are unrealistic, such as fear and extreme worry, due to an ordinary or extraordinary event, obsessive thoughts, or phobias. Examples: Combat veteran, abuse victim having flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks impacting daily activities, or a child afraid of separation

Autism and Pervasive Development Disorders*

A combination of developmental disabilities that hinder social communications and cause behavioral issues. Also known as Autism Spectrum Disorders, these disorders are classified in four types: autism, Asperger’s disorder, Rhett syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder. Usually present from childhood, these disorders negatively affect socialization, communication, language, and movement abilities. Examples: Child with Asperger’s experiencing significant social problems, young adult with Asperger’s unable to find job due to inadequate communication skills

Depression

Feelings of severe sadness, hopelessness, and loss that inhibit an individual’s quality of life. Examples: Adult experiencing significant lack of enjoyment in previously enjoyable activities, everyday functioning is diminished, adolescent experiencing suicidal thoughts

Emotional/Behavioral Issues

A disorder causing the individuals to have symptoms that negatively impact their life and well-being. Individuals have symptoms such as an inability to do typical or menial tasks, may have long-standing depression, sadness, anger, and overreact to normal events. Examples: Adult unable to get along with co-workers, blames others for own problems, child or adolescent overreacts to small conflicts, refuses to comply with reasonable requests

Family Therapy

This includes behavioral issues of children and adolescents. Counseling involving the entire family and helps with short-term problem solving and conflict resolution. Examples: Blended family conflict following second marriage, child with serious medical issues impacting siblings and parents

Health Issues

This refers to emotional issues in response to medical concerns of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, any significant health issues with an emotional or behavioral component. Examples: Adult or child develops Type II diabetes due to obesity, poor diet, lack of exercise, and had difficulty changing lifestyle, adult with closed head injury develops anxiety about re-injury

Grief and Loss

The feelings experienced after an impactful loss such as the death of a loved one. Symptoms may include emotional pain and depression. Examples: Death of spouse or significant other, loss of functioning due to illness

Marital/Couples Counseling*

During treatment, couples are helped with conflict resolution and given tools needed for a healthy relationship. Examples: Inadequate or dysfunctional communication between partners, recovering from broken trust

Stress

A normal physiological response to danger, along the same lines as “fight or flight.” Stress can become a problem when the response happens in quick succession or is long-lasting and can cause health risks like heart disease, depression, and autoimmune diseases. Examples: Caregiver of Alzheimer’s patient not taking care of self, employee working too much overtime in difficult job

Victims of Physical Abuse*

Abuse in which the individual receives bodily harm or intimidation (threats) by a perpetrator. These victims may exhibit physical manifestations of abuse, like bruises, or they could have feelings of fear of their partner, emotional emptiness or hopelessness, and belief they deserve the punishment. Examples: Adult beaten as a child begins to have anger issues, partner of abuser feels depressed, powerless

Victims of Sexual Abuse*

Under the umbrella of physical abuse, sexual abuse is the unwanted sexual contact from an offender by force. Victims may feel shock, fear, and disbelief initially but long-term effects can include depression, PTSD, and severe anxiety. Examples: Adult experiences flashbacks to long ago abuse, assault victim unable to go out publicly without significant fear

Women’s Issues*

Women’s issues can include anything that is specific to the female gender. Examples: Menopause, empty nest, body image, weight, woman experiences miscarriage, infertility

*Some services may not be available at all locations

Insurance

At OSF Behavioral Health, we are able to bill your insurance for your visit, but cannot guarantee coverage.

We encourage all patients to check with their insurance provider on coverage before proceeding with treatment.